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'''William Marsh Rice University''', commonly referred to as '''Rice University''' or '''Rice''', is a private research university located on a campus in Houston, Texas, United States. The university is situated near the Houston Museum District and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. Rice is generally considered the top university and the most selective institute of higher education in the state of Texas. Opened in 1912 after the murder of its namesake William Marsh Rice, Rice is now a research university with an undergraduate focus. Its emphasis on education is demonstrated by a small student body and 6:1 student-faculty ratio. The university has a very high level of research activity for its size, with $115.3 million in sponsored research funding in 2011. Rice is noted for its applied science programs in the fields of artificial...
Native nameWilliam Marsh Rice University
Image nameRice University seal.svg
Image altThe academic seal of Rice University. A shield divided by a chevron, carrying three owls as charges, with scrollwork saying LETTERS, SCIENCE, ART
Motto''Letters, Science, Art''
Established1912
Typeprivate university|Private, non-profit
Endowment$5.557 billion (2015)As of June 30, 2015. {{cite web |url=http://www.nacubo.org/Documents/EndowmentFiles/2015_NCSE_Endowment_Market_Values.pdf|title=U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Endowment Market Value and Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2014 to FY 2015 |publisher=National Association of College and University Business Officers and Commonfund Institute |year=2016}}
PresidentDavid Leebron
ProvostMarie Lynn Miranda
Students6,623 {{small|(Fall 2015)}}
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